In the following interview, Bruno Rabassa, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices LARVIA in Madrid, Spain, discusses affiliating with the brand, the local market, and more.

Region Served: Spain
Years in Real Estate: 7
Number of Offices: 3
Number of Agents: 15 Please describe some of the current trends you’re seeing in your market.

Are you considering buying a foreclosure or bank-owned home? It can be tempting to look at foreclosed properties if you want a bargain, but are the lower prices really worth the potential problems? A different approach is needed when you are looking to buy a foreclosed house. Below are some tips and tricks to make the process smoother. It's essential to know that...

Brian Voigt, left and Gabe Dusharme of RE/MAX of Chico Names: Gabe Dusharme and Brian Voigt
Company: RE/MAX of Chico
Official Titles: Gabe Dusharme, Broker Associate, RE/MAX of Chico, and Brian Voigt, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX of Chico and Broker/Owner, RE/MAX of Paradise
Years in Real Estate: Gabe, 12; Brian, 15
Region Served: Chico and Paradise,...

By Brooke Chaplan Desert living can be a life-changing experience for homeowners seeking a getaway from the daily stress of living in the city. Though living in the desert, in states like Arizona and New Mexico, may seem a bit extreme to some, a few upgrades can turn any house in the desert into a dream house. Consider the following suggestions: Water Purification...

Sales is at the core of real estate, but the central product in this industry is especially significant because, for most consumers, a home is the biggest investment they'll ever make. Related: Real Estate Sales Tactics in a Down Economy With National Salesperson Day being the second Friday in December, this is a great opportunity to look at the role of sales. Here...

By Marquis Matson Before committing to purchase, people want to get a feel of the properties they intend to spend their hard-earned cash on. What better platform to showcase this than on Instagram? With over a billion users monthly, Instagram is undoubtedly one of the best social media platforms if you're looking to grow your real estate business. Through your photos,...

This month, Great Spaces takes us from the countryside of Pennsylvania to the lush foliage of California's San Fernando Valley. Classic Contemporary in Pennsylvania Built in 1972, this contemporary Pennsylvania home, located at 360 East Hillendale Road in Kennett Township, was designed and built by the current—and only—owner. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom...

Credit: Pantone As we move toward the new year, many are thinking about new resolutions, new habits and new beginnings. But are you thinking about new colors? For the past 20 years, Pantone has chosen a Color of the Year to guide design trends as we dive into the future. And the official shade of 2020? Classic Blue (19-4052).

According to Pantone, the...

RISMedia's annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner hosted more than 600 industry leaders and brokerage executives this year. The event is produced to honor this year's Power Brokers—the elite brokers that ranked in the company's 2019 Power Broker Report. During the dinner, attendees heard from Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU and star of ABC's "Shark...

By Meghan Belnap Retirement looks very different than it did even a few decades ago. Today's seniors are more active and most are looking for new opportunities after retirement. It makes sense, then, to consider these reasons why so many seniors are choosing to live in communities instead of more traditional retirement locations: Homeownership One of the most attractive...